Sports  July 26, 2014
Rosberg 'not ecstatic' on pole as Hamilton hopes go up in smoke
Lewis Hamilton drives during the second practice session for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest on July 25, 2014Nico Rosberg had mixed feelings again on Saturday when he claimed his sixth pole of the season for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix after Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton’s car burst into flames on his opening lap.The world championship leader took full advantage of Hamilton’s bad luck and admitted he felt less than ecstatic at his success and ...  Full Story
Canada's Bezzoubenko wins 5th rhythmic gymnastic gold in Glasgow
Jonah Lomu bursts through two Western Samoan players in the rugby sevens semi-final at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur on September 14, 1998Canada's Patricia Bezzoubenko was crowned queen of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday, completing a five gold medal haul in rhythmic gymnastics while the undisputed king Usain Bolt was arriving for Jamaican relay duty.Bezzoubenko had already won two golds in the team and all-around events and she added three more on Saturday in the clubs...  Full Story
Cook brushes aside Pietersen call to quit England captaincy
Alastair Cook (left) and Kevin Pietersen on day three of the first Ashes Test between England and Australia at the Gabba Cricket Ground in Brisbane on November 23, 2013Alastair Cook shrugged off calls from Kevin Pietersen to resign as England captain ahead of the third Test against India at Southampton.Pietersen used his Daily Telegraph column published Saturday to say he was only still in the job because it would be "yet another PR disaster" for the England and Wales Cricket Board to sack him now. Cook has face...  Full Story
Sri Lanka on top against S.Africa despite Amla ton
Sri Lankan cricketer Dilruwan Perera (C) celebrates with teammates after dismissing South Africa cricketer Quinton de Kock during the third day of the second cricket Test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo on July 26, 2014Captain Hashim Amla struck a gritty 139 not out but failed to stop Sri Lanka from taking the driver's seat in the second and final Test against South Africa on Saturday.Amla, 31, batted for more than eight hours to frustrate the Sri Lankan spinners who shared nine wickets between them to bowl out South Africa for 282 in their first innings.Sri Lank...  Full Story
Meares into sprint semis in Glasgow
Anna Meares competes in the womenAustralian dominance on the cycling track at the Commonwealth Games looks set to continue after Anna Meares and Stephanie Morton both made the semi-finals of the women's sprint.The Australians have already won 10 medals in the sport including three golds and will expect to add to that haul on Saturday night when the final also takes place in the pe...  Full Story
Brownlee brothers fire England to team triathlon gold in Glasgow
Alistair Brownlee (right) and Jonathan Brownlee compete in the Commonwealth Games menAlistair and Jonathan Brownlee helped fired England to a clean sweep of the triathlon gold medals on offer at the Commonwealth Games, anchoring the mixed team to relay victory on Saturday.The sprint distance mixed team relay was making its Games debut, with teams featuring two men and two women who each swam one 250m lap of the Strathclyde Loch bef...  Full Story
FIFA fines Argentina for Falklands banner
ArgentinaFIFA has fined and reprimanded the Argentinian Football Association after the World Cup finalists put up a banner laying claim to the disputed Falkland Islands before a recent match.FIFA's Disciplinary Committee imposed a fine of 30,000 Swiss francs ($33,000) for the gesture before Argentina played Slovenia in a friendly in La Plata on June 7.Argen...  Full Story
Singapore power through in Glasgow table tennis
Feng Tianwei hits a return against JapanSingapore's women made light work of their team quarter-final against Canada with a 3-0 victory but top player Feng Tianwei admits she must improve her game.The world number four had been rested through the pool phase but struggled at the start of her match, with the first game of her singles match reaching 10-10 at one stage.They now face India, w...  Full Story
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